Panthers best Vikings in Volleyball

September 19, 2013

PDT Sports Report

Clay defeated Symmes Valley in a straight-set volleyball match Thursday.

The Panthers improved their record to 8-5 with the victory.

Gabby Hickman led Clay’s offense with 28 assists while Alisha Shepherd recorded three aces and Lynlee Wells pitched in two aces of her own. Along with those three players, Annie Hopkins, Katie Redding and Lexie Gilliland helped the Panthers offensive unit.

Hopkins recorded 12 kills, Redding had seven kills and Gilliland had six kills for Clay.

The Panthers travel to Eastern on Tuesday.

Symmes Valley 6 8 8

Clay 25 25 25

Records — Symmes Valley N/A, Clay 8-5 (5-3)

Wheelersburg def. West

25-15, 25-21, 25-18

Wheelersburg improved its record to 9-2 with a straight-set victory over West.

Hannah Duckworth and Brooklyn Adams led the way offensively for the Pirates. Duckworth had 39 assists and Adams recorded seven kills.

Sydney Holden helped out Wheelersburg defensively with her seven blocks.

The Pirates travel to Valley Tuesday.

West 15 21 18

Wheelersburg 25 25 25

Records — West N/A, Wheelersburg 9-2 (7-1)

Waverly def. Minford

25-14, 25-14, 25-10

Waverly improved its record to 13-1 overall and 8-0 in conference play.

Bri Wiget, Hannah Martin and Ashley Burton led the way for the Tigers. Wiget had 14 kills, Martin had 10 kills and Burton recorded nine kills respectively.

Waverly travels to West Tuesday.

Minford 14 14 10

Waverly 25 25 25

Records — Minford N/A, Waverly 13-1 (8-0)

Northwest def. Valley

27-29, 20-25, 25-16, 25-16, 15-13

Northwest beat Valley in a five-set match Thursday to improve its record to 9-5 overall and 5-3 in conference play.

Brooke Miller had 21 assists and Haleigh Vastine has 16 kills to lead the Mohawks.

Northwest welcomes Oak Hill to town Tuesday.


Minford bumped back up to the .500 mark Thursday with a 5-0 sweep of Ironton.

With the eighth win of the season, the Falcons rest until next week’s SOC tournament. But before that is tot take place, the draw for the Southeast Sectional tournament will take place Sunday.

Katy Singer (M) def. Aleigha Justice (I) 6-1, 5-7, 7-5

Emma Shepherd (M) def. Hailee Haaf (I) 6-1, 6-0

Halee Gilliland (M) def. Kierra Sowards (I) 6-1, 6-3

Devon Crisp/Mikhaila Roe (M) def. Danielle Alister/Ariel Whitt (I) 6-3, 7-5

Kendall Estep/Emily Caldwell (M) def. Kylie Bercus/Breanna Kleiber (I) 6-3, 6-3


Waverly defeated Minford who suffered its second-consecutive defeat Thursday. The Tigers shutout the Falcons 5-0.

Jacob Purpero had two goals and two assists to lead Waverly. Nick Bradley helped the Tigers with a goal and an assist.

Waverly’s goalie, Caleb Moore, recorded six saves on the night.

The Tigers welcome Jackson to town Tuesday.

Waverly 3 2 — 5

Minford 0 0 — 0

First half — 1, Waverly, Purpero (White), 21st. 2, Waverly, Purpero (Bradley), 31st. 3, Waverly, Diener (Purpero), 35th.

Second half — 4, Waverly, Fuska (Swain), 26th. 5, Waverly, Bradley (Purpero), 26th.

Saves — Waverly, Moore 6 saves

Records — Waverly 6-2-2 (3-1-1), Minford N/A

Wheelersburg def. Northwest


Wheelersburg defeated Northwest 1-0 to improve its record to 6-0-3.

Ethan McCain scored the lone goal for the Pirates at the 38th minute mark of the second half.

Drew Scarberry recorded 10 saves for the Mohawks while Zack Jordan recorded seven saves for Wheelersburg.

Northwest 0 0 — 0

Wheelersburg 0 1 — 1

Second half — 1, Wheelersburg, Ethan McCain (Ehtan Pauley), 38th.

Saves — Northwest, Scarberry 10 saves, Wheelersburg, Jordan 7 saves

Records — Northwest N/A, Wheelersburg 6-0-3 (3-0-2)

New Boston def. Clay


New Boston defeated Clay 5-2 Thursday. The loss drops the Panthers to 2-6-1 (0-3-0).

Clay travels to South Point Saturday.


Portsmouth finished fifth in Southeastern Ohio Athletic boys golf finale at Franklin Valley Golf Course.

The low round for the Trojans was turned in by Brandon Jones who shot a 37. Teammate Trent Rodbell finished five strokes behind Jones with a 42 on the day.

1. Logan — 154

2. Jackson — 157

3. Gallia Academy — 159

4. Warren — 162

5. Portsmouth — 170

Clay won the final round of the SOC I conference tournament to become SOC I conference champions. The Panthers shot a 188 to claim the final round just ahead of Western’s 194.

The Coach of the year was Clay’s Jason VanDeusen.

1. Clay — 188

2. Western — 194

3. Eastern — 208

4.South Webster — 217

First team SOC I

1. Travis Tong (Western)

2. Taylor Swayne (Clay)

T3. Dustin Humphrey (Western)

T3. Connor Phipps (Clay)

T5. Zack Phillips (Clay)

T5. Patrick Burnett (South Webster)

Tuesday’s results


Wheelersburg won the SOC II conference championship for the second consecutive season at the Elks Country Club.

The Pirates finished 14 strokes ahead of West who finished the tournament in second place.

Wheelersburg’s Mitchell McFarland and Jordan Tieman finished with a low round of 39, along with Tyler Martker from Waverly.

For McFarland, it’s his second-consecutive season winning player of the year. McFarland finished ahead of Tieman by seven strokes.

1. Wheelersburg — 169

2. Waverly — 170

3. Northwest — 177

4. West — 178

5. Valley — 204

First team SOC

1. Mitchell McFarland (Wheelersburg)

2. Jordan Tieman (Wheelersburg)

3. Daniel Heffner (Waverly)

4. Todd Galloway (West)

5. Luke Morgan (West)

T6. Austin Stevenson (Wheelersburg)

T6. Michael Macdonald (Wheelersburg)

T6. Tyler Martker (Waverly)

T6. Darby High (Valley)

The following scores were reported from various media outlets. Full statistics were unavailable at press time.


Portsmouth 9 22 17

Jackson 25 25 25